The Film Comment Podcast: David Bordwell and The Rhapsodes

The famed film scholar talks about four writers who redefined film criticism (and cinema): Otis Ferguson, James Agee, Manny Farber, and Parker Tyler
Listen to the conversation on the blog

Tough Love: Alan Clarke

Revolution, televised: where did the pioneering British director get his Brechtian pyrotechnics?
Read Graham Fuller's article on the blog

Deep Cuts: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Untraditional values: on the indelible, intimate hybrid soundtracks created by the Japanese composer for the films of De Palma, Almodóvar, Bertolucci, Oshima, and others
Read Margaret Barton-Fumo's column on the blog

Film of the Week: Les Cowboys

Never go home again: Thomas Bidegain's economical neo-western redraws the maps—geographical and psychological—to reflect a post-9/11 world
Read Jonathan Romney's review on the blog